Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, June 6, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) Split Over Airline Passenger Data-Sharing in EU
Link to article in European Voice:

2) Articles from Future Travel Experience
 -  The In-flight Passenger Experience Technological Revolution – Part One
 -  Interview with SITA on Partnership with Changi Airport for State-of-the-Art Innovation
 -  Facial Recognition System Deployed at Edinburgh Airport


3) Comparing Driving to Transit in the Next Version of Google Maps
Link to blog from Mobility Lab:


4) New York City to Resume Booting Vehicles
This time though, drivers can pay fine by phone and unlock the device themselves.
Link to article in The New York Times:


5) New Hampshire Councilor Pushes Back on Rail Ad Campaign
Link to article in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

6) Site Launched for Small Transportation Businesses in Colorado
Link to article in The Colorado Springs Business Journal:

7) Los Angeles Metro's Rail Safety Ambassador Program
Link to video:


8) Icelandic Traffic Signs Translated Into English and Japanese
Link to article in Iceland Review:

9) Ohio DOT Commended for New Freeway Signs
Link to editorial in The Columbus Dispatch:


10) App to Cut Distracted Driving Launched in Qatar
Link to article in the Gulf Times:


11) DC Taxicab Commission Rejects Claim It Seeks to Inhibit Innovation
Link to story on WAMU Radio:

12) Local Governments in China Move In on Taxi Apps
Link to article in The Economic Observer:


13) Telematics Detroit 2013: Day One
Link to article on Telematics Update:


14) BART 40th Anniversary Video Nominated for Local Emmy
Link to article in Metro:

15) How Tiny Commuting App Transit is Beating Google Maps in Canada
Link to article on VentureBeat:

16) Dutch Public Transportation May Be Hackable with an Android Smartphone
Link to article on Ars Technica:


17) Why Ford is Keeping Its Eye on 'Information Addiction'
Link to article and video on The Motley Fool:

**There was a problem with a link to story #8 in yesterday's TCN.  Here it is with a working link.
18) BMW to Connect Future Cars to ConnectDrive Internet Service
Link to article in Autocar:

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